This week I discovered Spiced Brown Butter in a recipe for Brown Butter Spice Cake in the December 2016 edition of Food & Drink magazine. I made the cake for dinner with friends and it was a hit and since then (7 days ago) I have browned and spiced 2 pounds of butter! The aroma of this browned butter is incredible- so incredible that I think it would make an amazing scent for a candle. If you want to make your house smell Christmassy just put a pan of this butter on to simmer. Spiced Brown Butter could be used in any recipe as a replacement for regular butter that also calls for similar spices. One of the my co-workers thought it would also be yummy as a spread for fresh muffins or on pancakes…the ideas are endless.
There have been many posts and recipes about mixing chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter but up until today I had never tried the combination. All of this time missing out on this fabulous combination!!!! What was I thinking. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies are a magical thing- a soft chocolatey bottom with a slightly crunchy cookie topping and very decadent.
The perfect Ginger Cookie has a crisp exterior with a soft spicy interior – at least that would be my description of the perfect ginger cookie. This recipe I think hit’s it pretty close to home. With a cup of hot tea, preferably a pumpkin spice tea, it is the perfect afternoon snack or bedtime treat. Ginger Cookies have always been a favourite and not just for cooler weather either, they are a great cookie to bake year round. The heat of the ginger and cinnamon entices us to bake with them more once the winds of winter start to blow. Speaking of wind, the north wind has been howling today which is why I probably had the craving for Ginger Cookies.
If you are looking for an easy recipe for a crusty and satisfying loaf of bread – this is the one! Oatmeal Honey No-Knead bread is definitely easy but it is also a little time consuming but so worth it. I wanted to make a bread to go with the home-made Tomato Macaroni Soup we were going to be having for dinner so it needed to be substantial. The dough was mixed together by 9 a.m. and the final loaves came out of the oven and 1 p.m. so 4 hours in total, but probably only 20-30 minutes of hands-on work.